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Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 名 (mei)

Learn one Kanji a day with infographic: 名 (mei)

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MEANING:

name, noted, distinguished, reputation

HOW TO READ:

On: mei, myou
Kun: na, -na

HOW TO REMEMBER:

If you open your mouth (口) to say your name here at night (夕), you’ll be haunted by ghosts.

WORDS:

有名 (yuumei): famous, fame
名前 (namae): name, full name
名声 (meisei): fame, reputation
名誉 (meiyo): honor, prestige
名刺 (meishi): business card
高名 (koumei): fame, renown
名士 (meishi): celebrity, personage
家名 (kamei): family name, family honor
宛名 (atena): recipient’s name
署名 (shomei): signature
地名 (chimei): place name
氏名 (shimei): full name, identity
名作 (meisaku): masterpiece
名人 (meijin): master, expert
名字 (myouji): surname, family name
名所 (meisho): famous place
名簿 (meibo): register of names
名物 (meibutsu): famous product
仮名 (kamei): alias, pseudonym
知名 (chimei): well-known
名札 (nafuda): name tag
名称 (meishou): name, title
不名誉 (fumeiyo): dishonor
有名人 (yuumeijin): celebrity
名探偵 (meitantei): great detective
名乗る (nanoru): to call oneself (name)


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EXAMPLE SENTENCES:

おまえの名前は、何ていうんだ?
omae no namae wa, nan te iun da.
What’s your name?

そのほかに、もう一つ名前があるだろう?
sono hoka ni, mou hitotsu namae ga aru darou.
You have another name, don’t you?

彼の名は世界中に知れ渡る。
kare no na wa sekaijuu ni shirewataru.
His name is well-known around the world.

私は名声なんかほしくありません。
watashi wa meisei nanka hoshiku arimasen.
I don’t want to become famous.

宛名や住所も教えてもらえますか?
atena ya juusho mo oshiete moraemasu ka.
Can you tell me the name and address?

私は山田さんの名声はよく知っております。
watashi wa yamadasan no meisei wa yoku shitte orimasu.
I know Mr. Tanaka’s great reputation, of course.

ここではあなただけが有名人というわけではないんです。
koko dewa anata dake ga yuumeijin to iu wake dewa nain desu.
You’re not the only celebrity here.

ブラウン少佐のご高名はかねがね伺がっております。
buraun shousa no gokoumei wa kanegane ukagatte orimasu.
I know Major Brown by reputation.

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